THE ICONIC celebrate its 2018 Swim Show

Beautiful bodies of different shapes, sizes, ages and backgrounds were celebrated as Australia and New Zealand’s largest online fashion and sports wardrobe, THE ICONIC, launched its Swim 2018 collection on the spectacular foreshores of Barangaroo Reserve, Sydney. 

In its most body-positive, inclusive and empowering show to date, THE ICONIC’s Swim 2018 runway featured Australia’s first ‘Synchronised Swimwear’ team – trios of models, each a different body shape and size, walking the runway wearing the exact same look – because all bodies deserve to be celebrated.

Leading the ‘Synchronised Swimwear’ team was body-positivity champion and internationally-renowned supermodel, Robyn Lawley, who recently campaigned for better representation of all body types on the runway – a cause THE ICONIC proudly supports.

In addition to its eclectic cast of models, including famous faces such as Montana Cox, Weah Bangura, Christian Wilkins, Josh Heuston and Tahnee Atkinson, this year’s runway also featured the world’s first plus-size male model, Zach Miko, who is in Australia to launch THE ICONIC’s Big & Tall product assortment for men – available on site now, with the collection set to grow in 2019.


Mareile Osthus, Chief Category Management Officer, THE ICONIC, said: “We are incredibly proud of this year’s Swim show – our most body-positive, inclusive and liberating runway show to date. Showcasing and celebrating bodies of different shapes, sizes, ages, genders and ethnicities, both on and off the runway is incredibly important to our customers, and something THE ICONIC has, and always will, champion.

“From Australia’s first ‘Synchronised Swimwear’ team led by supermodel Robyn Lawley, to the launch of our Big & Tall product assortment for men, if there’s one takeaway from this year’s show it’s that no matter your body-type, THE ICONIC believes everybody deserves the freedom to look and feel their best this summer.”

Robyn Lawley added: “It’s truly empowering to see THE ICONIC representing a diverse range of body-types on the runway – anyone who knows me knows that this is a cause I am extremely passionate about. While the industry still has a long way to go, I applaud THE ICONIC for taking such a progressive step forward this year.”

Zach Miko added: “Body-positivity means celebrating every curve, shape and imperfection – all the things that make us who we are. That means men too – for too long, Big & Tall guys like myself have been overlooked by the fashion industry, so it’s amazing to see a major online retailer like THE ICONIC taking such a big step forward. I’m proud to be part of it.”

Sydney celebrity faces including Tim Robards, Anna Heinrich, Matty J, Laura Byrne, Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins, Cassie Wood, Sammy Robinson, Ellie Cole and Noni Janur enjoyed espresso martinis, margaritas and a waterfront seat to the foreshore runway, overlooking Sydney’s glistening harbour.

THE ICONIC’s 2018 Endless Summer runway featured over 50 leading local and international designers including Tommy Hilfiger, Rayban, Birkenstock, Calvin Klein, Superga, Seafolly, Roxy, Jets, Camilla, Love Stories, Scotch and Soda, Hurley, Kate Spade, Le Specs, Saint Laurent eyewear and Michael Kors Swim. The five key trends set to dominate Australian and New Zealand beaches and pools this summer include:

Beach to Street: Blurring the lines between swim and activewear, this trend is all about creating an urban warrior-like look, with wearable beach styles to take you from shoreside to street.

Join Our Club: Think youth club cool this season with high cut swimwear pieces in strong prints and daring colour clashes. This trend is all about creating bold beachwear looks.

Hyper Tropical: This season forget pretty pastel shades, it’s all about a neon and fluro print for bright technicolour swimwear that makes a statement poolside. This unwavering colour in a rainbow of hues brings an unexpected boldness to swimwear.

Animal: Animal prints and vintage-inspired bandeau bikinis are taken to a new level this summer. Chunky accessories juxtapose this vintage vibe.

Into the Blue: Deep dive into summer this season in a whole ocean of shades from bright aquas and deep navy blues.

Trends were brought to life by a diverse selection of 40 models ranging from sizes 8 to 18 (women) and sizes 28 to 42 (men) with beauty and hair looks created by Lancome and TIGI.

All trends and looks are now available. Order now for three and four hour, or same day delivery in time for the first weekend of summer.


Introducing the latest glasses collection from Balmain

The chic new collection features timeless shapes, modern materials and expert craftsmanship, reflecting the brand’s sleek and sophisticated tailoring.

Balmain’s signature colour palette of black and gold is offset by opulent jewel toned rims, tortoiseshell with subtle flecks of blue and pearlescent marble effects.

The eight-piece collection is in stores from 29 November, priced from $299 for two pairs. See the new Balmain eyewear styles available at Specsavers.

Source: Specsavers

Sass & Bide x Make-A-Wish - Supernova Necklace Release

Sass & Bide are thrilled to be celebrating over $550,000 raised for Make-A-Wish with their release of the 2018 limited-edition Supernova necklace. Marking their seventh year collaborating with the charity, all profits will again be donated with the aim of realising more children’s dreams than ever before.

The limited-edition Supernova necklace comprises of a hand-crafted chain supporting gold stars and dusted glass accoutrements and can be worn long and loose, as a choker or around the wrist.

Sass & Bide encourage their customers to wear the Supernova necklace and channel their own star power — with the wonderful vibes that come from knowing they’re helping to grant special wishes to children who need them most.

Available from Wednesday 28th November for $59 at all sass & bide boutiques, Myer concessions and online at

Source: Sass & Bide

The Official Skincare & Haircare Partner Of The Australian Open 2019

GARNIER has announced their new partnership with TENNIS AUSTRALIA as the official skincare and haircare partner of AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2019 (AO). 

Returning to Melbourne Park for the first time since 2009, tennis fans will remember Garnier World taking over the grounds of the Australian Open, queuing for up to three hours in anticipation of a free hairstyle or facial service. 

Now, in 2019 Garnier will bring to life an immersive, nature’s playground-inspired experience at the truly exciting Grand Slam Oval. This time tennis fans – of all ages -are invited to celebrate a new brand identity, By Garnier, Naturally. 

Launching on Monday, January 14 2019, Garnier is preparing to welcome approximately 25,000 fans through their doors during the two-week tournament. 

Inside, guests will be treated to a sensorial overload of colours, smells and textures in a haven for social media lovers, before leaving with a coveted Garnier goodie bag, containing the brand’s latest must-haves. 

Tim Plant, Garnier Australia Marketing Manager, explains his excitement in sharing Garnier’s new brand identity and iconic products with tennis fans this summer, ensuring they take care of their skin and hair under the Australian sun.

“Like the Australian Open, the Garnier brand has changed in many ways over the past 10 years, and we want to show everyone from professional players, spectators and all ages in between that Garnier is the affordable, natural and accessible brand for all their skincare and haircare needs” Plant said.

Garnier strikes that perfect balance between nature, inspiration and scientific know-how. The new brand identity, By Garnier, Naturally, is a seamless extension of the brand’s ongoing commitment to natural and sustainable production processes for the next generation to come.

With a long and incredibly successful history as a partner of the iconic Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific, Garnier is excited to bring to life By Garnier, Naturally and be back on court celebrating summer with some of the world’s best tennis players, and of course, our Australian skincare and haircare fans!

What more could you ask for – an exciting summer of Garnier and tennis? Match point!

Source: Garnier

Gucci announces newly renovated Chadstone store

Gucci has announced the re-opening of its newly renovated store in Chadstone Shopping Centre, Melbourne. The store boasts over 4,305 square feet to showcase the complete collection of men’s, women’s and children’s ready-to-wear, handbags, luggage, shoes, jewellery, watches and accessories.

With a look that invites customers to feel welcome and relaxed, the interior design is discreet. Soft elements like velvet walls offset harder surfaces and industrial elements. Contemporary luxury is suggested not only by the employment of the beautiful herringbone parquet and optical marble carpet, but also through a determinedly spare use of space.

In keeping with the elegant and contemporary eclecticism that characterizes Gucci’s new collections, the store sees the combination of traditional and modern, industrial and romantic. The concept complements the House’s product offering, including the highly anticipated Gucci Cruise 2019 collection, which will be one of the first available in the new space.

Contrasting merchandising elements represent different design codes, combining to create curiosity, inviting customers to feel like they are constantly discovering new aspects of the store. This journey is mirrored in the fact that travel is a central theme of the new store design, referencing the history of the House, specifically through the use of the aesthetic codes of luggage – and the trunk in particular – to create decorative elements.

The mood within the store is one of discretion, where understated drama is created by the surprising and unexpected combination of materials. Marble polychrome inlays produce decorative three-dimensional effects on the floors, overlaid by vintage oriental rugs that are layered over each other for a textured effect.

Juxtaposition of this sort, where opposites forge a new connection, is repeated throughout: technical, mechanical display units contrast with the softness of the rich fabrics that adorn the rooms; metal plates with a burnished geometric pattern sit alongside round tables offset by rectangular ones; varnished iron wall finishes complement the marble carpet and red or dusty rose pink velvets, used for upholstery of the walls and fixtures. The result is a space that entices, surprises and feels personal to Gucci.

Source: Gucci